Friday, August 9, 2013


Construction Sensory Table

It's a sensory table with construction vehicles!  Sensory play is important as young children discover their world, experiment with their surroundings, and build new frames of reference for the rest of their experiences.  This construction sensory table is easy to set up, quick to clean up, and incredibly fun!

Simply place your construction vehicles and other construction equipment (in our case, a bulldozer) on an outdoor child's table and add shaving cream.  You can get cheap shaving cream at the dollar store or use the convenient affiliate link at the end of this post.

The best thing about sensory play is that your children will know what to do...or they will figure it out very quickly!

Make sure your children get a chance to spray shaving cream too--it's a great fine motor strengthening exercise for them!

I love this mess!  Construction vehicles (and foamy sensory fun!) are for everyone--my girls loved this as much as my boys!  All the kids played together for about 25 minutes, and then two children continued to "work" at the table for another 15 minutes.

When everyone is done, just wash the table and machines off with your garden hose.

Do your kids love construction vehicles and all things construction?  Be sure to check out my construction truck names post & free poster, free construction board game, free -and word family construction puzzles, and construction preschool packet!

And, here are some Amazon affiliate links for shaving cream, an outdoor table, and construction toys.  You never pay more for clicking through these links, but we get a small commission for referring you.

I may share at any of these parties!


Ashley said...

My kids would love this! They love any messy shaving cream activity!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking up on the Learn Through Play Hop! Looks like tons of fun!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I wanna come play ;)

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Ashley, I agree--shaving cream is awesome!!

Thanks, SandyToes

Patrons, come on over!! :D

Unknown said...

Looks like fun! Just the thing for boys, we are going to give that a try soon! Thanks! Holly

Sandi said...

That looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Pinned it! Thanks again for joining the Learn Through play hop. Don't forget to share all month so we can all grow!

Unknown said...

We will be clearing the whol kitchen table for this! I even saw how you can mix sand in to the cream. Hope you will stop by and share this at this week's sensory play party!

Unknown said...

What a great sensory activity! My kids would love it! I pinned and G+

Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again later today =)

Have a GREAT weekend,

Carrie said...

Oh, how fun!! I remember playing with my construction trucks and loving it, but I never got to play with shaving cream with them. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

Unknown said...

I love this! We are featuring your post this week on Sugar Aunts :)
Colleen at Sugar Aunts

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Holly, I hope your boys loved it!

Thanks, Sandytoes!

Sarah, you could clear the table or go outside!

Thanks for sharing it, Beth!

Carrie, it's a super fun combination!

Thanks Leanne!